After a four-year sabbatical, the dance pop duo Codebreaker, comprised of Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm, re-emerges with a new studio single release. Codebreaker presents “When the Lights Go Down,” accompanied by a video montage paying homage to the classic 1980s film Better Off Dead. The song’s 90s house energy is complemented by a catchy vocal melody that echoes above smooth guitar and synth play. While this record is unapologetically a 4-to-the-floor

At a time when music producers are constantly categorized and genre-defined, it’s refreshing to find an artist who stumps this trend. Aaron Brockovich’s new track, “Light,” is a unique house jam that pleasantly combines disco, house, and hip-hop elements. The groove is crisp and clean while the beat is still solid and steady. I highly recommend that DJs take advantage of the free download and find a creative way to include

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard in 2016 was the spoken-word sample he used in the track. The spoken-word artist shares

Tom Misch Best of 2016
Best Remix Joe Hertz, “Stay Lost ft. Amber-Simone (Cabu Remix) [Re-Mastered] Honorable Mentions: Ms. Jackson (Party Pupils Remix), Le Youth – Me Without You ft. Tay Beckham (Ghosts of Venice Remix) Best LP Flamingosis, Bright Moments Honorable Mention: Birocratic, Replaced Best EP Tom Misch, Reverie Honorable Mention: Kartell, Last Glow Track of the Year CHANCE THE RAPPER, KNOX FORTUNE, “ALL NIGHT (KAYTRANADA EXTENDED JOINT)” Honorable Mention: Oliver Nelson ft. Kaleem Taylor, “Ain’t A Thing“

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Best Remix Billy Kenny, “Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)” Honorable Mentions: Green Velvet, “Flash (Eats Everything Remix)”; DJ Cassidy, “Kill the Lights (Dimitri From Paris Remix)” Best LP M83, Junk Honorable Mentions: Tiga, No Fantasy Required; Deadmau5, W:/2016ALBUM/ Best EP Claude Vonstroke & Green Velvet, Get Real Honorable Mentions: Eau Claire, All the Wonder; Todd Terje & the Olsens, The Big Cover-Up   Track of the Year Luke Million, “Stranger